Hilary Duff's feud with her neighbor over his smoking habit just got worse.
Dieter Addison says “I had to call the police this morning because Hilary’s boyfriend, Matthew Koma, barged in and tried to punch me in the face. I tried to avoid his fist, but he hit me on the head. So I pushed him out of the apartment, but I didn’t assault him.”
Addison says he’s been getting “a lot of hate mail and threats” from Duff's fans as a result of her public rant: “It is so bad I’m going to have to get a bodyguard." He says that he tried to accommodate Duff's complaints since she moved in last January, turning down his music and offering to have his own contractor fix the building's ventilation system so she wouldn't smell his cigarette smoke, but no one from building management ever got back to him to okay the repairs.
It's unclear if the alleged punching incident happened before or after Duff went on her Instagram rant this morning , calling Addison an "asshole" and "Dieter the [eggplant emoji]" and saying he's never worked a day in his life (he says he works in his family's real estate office).
She accused him of smoking both cigarettes and weed and said it makes her apartment "reek"; he responded that he has a sober living companion and hasn't smoked weed in months, but that their Manhattan building allows cigarette smoking and that's why he chose it.
A spokesman for Matthew Koma says "These allegations are untrue."
Duff's representative says “Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, late night noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now. She tried numerous times in polite ways to handle this situation including countless sessions with the landlords of the building. As every mother knows, protecting your kid has to come first and foremost and that is her primary goal. She reached a breaking point after a 15 hour work day and yet another sleepless night.”
ETA: Duff in 2012, just after her son was born